Chinook Season: What to Expect When You are Expecting

Every summer we eagerly wait for the fish count numbers to come back to us as fish climb the ladders over Daguerre Point Dam in the lower Yuba River. These numbers help us predict how many Chinook salmon we can expect to return to their spawning grounds in the 24 mile stretch of the Yuba below Englebright Dam. Details

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Chinook Season: A Yuba Salmon Now Policy Update

Last week, Friends of the River scored a key legal victory for Yuba salmon and steelhead at the Ninth Circuit. The Court declared that the National Marine Fisheries Service needs to review whether two dams on the Yuba River affect threatened Chinook salmon, steelhead and green sturgeon. Details

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ACTION ALERT: Tell the EPA – Don’t Revoke Clean Water Act Protections

The EPA is proposing revisions to Section 401 that would undermine California’s power to safely permit local dam and hydropower projects. Please join us in standing up for California’s right to protect the Yuba and Bear River watersheds by filing a comment here.

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Letters to Improve Salmon Conditions for the Yuba Delivered

Thank you Members. We submitted over 200 letters to FERC and your government representatives to ask for better protections for salmon and our river! Details

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Salmonics: How much is a Yuba Salmon really worth?

How much do you think returning salmon to the Lower Yuba River is worth? SYRCL worked with five graduate students from the UC Santa Barbara School Bren School of Environmental Science and Management to answer that question. Learn more…

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Hydropower Dams – Yuba Relicensing Update

The largest hydropower project in the Yuba River watershed was approved for operation in 1966, and the 50-year license just expired. Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice that the Yuba River Development Project, owned and operated by the Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA), can continue to operate on an automatically renewing annual license until a new long-term license is issued. read more >>

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Give to Help Salmon — Your Donation Will Be Matched

Imagine hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars spent on huge, belching trucks full of salmon, traversing the twisting roads of the Yuba River corridor. This could happen in 20 years, because a short-sighted proposal is gaining traction in California. It recommends trapping and trucking salmon around dams to bring them to the North Yuba River. read more >>

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